“Ski Journal” Fall 2011 — The Egalitarian Glisse Publication

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | October 7, 2011      

I used to gauge the arrival of winter by the first snowflake. Now, it starts when “The Ski Journal” lands here at WildSnow HQ.

Ski Journal magazine works for backcountry skiers.

'Ski Journal' magazine works for backcountry skiers.

It’s got to be tough to keep a high-end graphics intense publication like this going. I’m glad they do. I’d hate it if winter never arrived.

This issue of “The Ski Journal” pulls all the stops and full speed ahead. Lots of content for those of you who cross from park to pow. Indeed, you have to give these guys the prize for glisse egalitarianism. You like heli skiing? Check out the article about Jet A powered turns in Iceland. You new school? A biography of Brad Holmes will fuel your lust for rounding out your signed poster collection. Wondering about the mysterious and now legendary Bralorne, British Columbia? Now you can find it, but you’ll still have to watch out for the mine shafts if you go backcountry skiing there. Ski alpinism your gig? A little jaunt on Shishapangma will whet your appetite — and might even convince you to skip the incredibly iffy and downright dangerous hassle of trying to ski 8,000 meter peaks. Oh, and I almost forgot. Have an artistic bent? Check out skier Anthony Boronowski’s artwork. In all, impressive.

A subscription is one of the ultimate Christmas gifts for the adventure skier in your life. And yes, Virginia, this is a shameless plug for something we like.


10 Responses to ““Ski Journal” Fall 2011 — The Egalitarian Glisse Publication”

  1. mike October 7th, 2011 4:39 pm

    off topic here, but your contact rules state i need to post this publicly, so….

    thanks for the great list of books, i’ll definitely pick up some new ones that are sure to get me more ready than i already am for the snow to start flying. anywho, i was surprised not to see the book “avalanche hunters” on your list by monty atwater. it’s an excellent history of the early days of avi control. out of print and hard to find (esp on a ski bum salary), but worth every penny.

  2. Lou October 7th, 2011 5:26 pm

    Mike, good suggestion! I’ll get that on there! Thanks, Lou

  3. Lou October 7th, 2011 5:37 pm

    Added the historic book, “Avalanche Hunters” to ze booklist:


  4. Mark W October 7th, 2011 9:31 pm

    Gotta get my hands on this magazine.

  5. St Spamton October 8th, 2011 4:10 am

    Great magazine. Probably the best “quality” one around.

    St Anton Skiing

  6. St Spamton October 9th, 2011 11:42 am

    St Spamton…. Love it!

    Made me smile even though I didn’t get the link.

  7. Lou October 9th, 2011 1:19 pm

    We’ll, now you do. But hey, when you drop in looking for free advertising, perhaps leave something substantive and join the conversation. I don’t take too kindly to drive-by spammers. All our comment links are nofollow anyway, so you’re not getting much… Lou

  8. Bjorn Naylor October 9th, 2011 10:16 pm

    all the runs in Bralorne are “bumped out” now…sad but true.

  9. Jack Millo October 17th, 2011 12:45 pm

    I wouldn’t normally do this but I want this jacket to go to a good home – brand new Arc’teryx Sabre Men’s Jacket for sale. http://twurl.nl/rpimrm

  10. Lou October 17th, 2011 12:51 pm

    Jack, if you can offer our readers a killer deal, then fine. Otherwise…

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